Holiday gift giving alternatives

Although the holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing and memorable time spent with family and loved ones, many people often feel pressured to find the perfect gift. Grandparents and parents in particular may find it difficult to get gifts that younger family members really want and will find…

The season of giving…stocks?

At year end, individuals tend to look to minimize taxes through tax-loss selling or giving money to charity. However, gifting appreciated stocks to charity is an often-forgotten tactic that can fulfill your charitable inclination and benefit your tax bill. Any gift to a charity, (for most people) allows a tax…

Q&A: Giving back in the Pittsburgh region

According to a recent report, charitable giving was on the rise in 2015, with a record-setting $373 billion in donations. Rebounding from recession figures in 2008, charitable giving has continued to trend upward over the years, indicating that donors deeply value their philanthropic commitments to causes of personal importance. As…

Fort Pitt gives back

Fort Pitt Capital Group had an exciting month of community involvement in July. Supporting local charitable organizations is a top priority for all members of our firm. Here’s what we’ve been up to… It is the second year of our sponsorship for the Spencer Family YMCA Capital Campaign. The progress…